Flaming Hibiscus

By brownsilent
Hello to ye all!
Thank you for keeping me company to all this craziness!
After yesterday's nonsense something beautiful for you to enjoy. I spent the whole day at my mother's, painting her pergola. While we had a coffee break I took a round through her beautiful garden and stopped with my little Nikon at many flowers.
Here's the queen of the garden, a flaming red Hibiscus. The shot is as it came from the camera - only cropped square and framed.

Sorry for not having been online a lot the last few days - I'll recup on your pfs as soon as possible.

Hope you are all well,

PS: I am off for the football now! Tongue

Tags: Flower Garden Flowers and plants Hibiscus

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graceland 11 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 7:32PM
Looks Super Well Done

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Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
26 Jun 2008 7:37PM
A most gorgeous flower Johanna. The contrst between the petals and the leaves is amazing.
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
26 Jun 2008 7:40PM
What a beautiful image Jo, pin sharp and full of lovely color.
26 Jun 2008 7:41PM
Beautiful detail and very good background
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 7:44PM
Very sharp and with beautiful colours.
goso 10 2 1 Australia
26 Jun 2008 7:47PM
Lovely image - detail spot on, and lovely colour Johanna....Bill
bayleaf 9 8 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 7:53PM
What a super Hibiscus capture Jo.

photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
26 Jun 2008 7:55PM
Amazing Hibiscus!! We called that here Gumamela. Great work Johanna, have a cuppa that I'm sure you will like Smile
26 Jun 2008 7:56PM
Wonderful colour and detail. Lovely.
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 8:06PM
Fabulous detail Johanna..this hibiscus is such a wonderful colour.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1499 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 8:10PM
Glorious colour. And all the beauty of the living garden.
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
26 Jun 2008 8:46PM
A gorgeously stunning flower beautifully presented.
MalcolmS Plus
11 1.2k 13 England
26 Jun 2008 9:12PM
Great details Hanni, spot on with the DOF, terrific colour

26 Jun 2008 9:13PM
Beautiful image Johanna,
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 9:32PM
gorgeous flower with great detail and good use of dof
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 9:59PM
Stunning, its one of our favourite flowers
26 Jun 2008 10:03PM
this is a stunning shot..and i love that color too
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 10:05PM
What beautiful detail........right down to the tiny spider thread from the top petal to the stamens. The colours are so real and the exposure is spot on
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 10:08PM
This is my favourite angle on the hibiscus, and I like the way you have gone for one on the edge of the bush so that it stands proud of the background. Beautiful.
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 11:28PM
beautiful shot, amazing colours
MandsH 9 England
26 Jun 2008 11:45PM
Such a lovely shot, the colour is dazzling
This has to be one of the very best from the new camera Johanna, it always takes a little while to get the best from a new camera and lens. I know I was a while with The 5D.

fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
27 Jun 2008 7:16AM
A beautiful floral picture in its natural surroundings so it gets my vote.

KangaGal 8 66 Australia
27 Jun 2008 7:28AM
Words are inadequate - this is brilliant!
peugeot406 10 7 1 England
27 Jun 2008 8:03AM
Simply beautiful
samsalt1 9 34 4
27 Jun 2008 8:03AM
You're Flaming Hibiscus is flaming lovely Jo,

glyndwr 9 66 9 Wales
27 Jun 2008 11:08AM
Hope you enjoyed the football Jo, should make a good final.
This is a well composed image, nice to see the plant emerging from bottom right and a lovely rich colour.

27 Jun 2008 11:18AM
very nice well captured
Cormy 9 3 England
27 Jun 2008 12:10PM
I really love these flaming hibisci.This is a wionderfully caught example Jo.
chuckspics 9 14 United States
27 Jun 2008 2:08PM
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
27 Jun 2008 3:15PM
A super detailed and colourful capture Johanna.
Pegon 11 78 1 England
27 Jun 2008 4:50PM
A beautiful image. Excellent work.
Norma Plus
11 5 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2008 6:33PM
This is lovely Johanna, gorgeous colours

nickyv32 9 135 England
27 Jun 2008 6:52PM
Wonderful capture, great colour, fab shot.

User_Removed Junior Member 10 16 England
27 Jun 2008 7:30PM
Lovely colour, detail and composition Johanna
27 Jun 2008 7:49PM
Wonderful detail Jo, a beautiful capture.
DP_Imagery Plus
12 24 6 Wales
27 Jun 2008 11:12PM
Delightful image and presentation. Bruce
buxton 8 England
28 Jun 2008 12:00AM
Beautiful shot, excellent colour and detail.
GeorgeRusky 10 1 4
28 Jun 2008 4:38PM
Hi Johanna
Sorry for not clicking and commenting on your football-oriented shots Smile
I hope your enthusiasm will grow immensely tomorrow as I predict the happy end for your national team.Smile
Well, whatever happens we still have lot's of photo-project to realize, do we not?
With crossed fingers (and other parts of body) for the victory, wishing you best of luck!
28 Jun 2008 5:19PM

enjoy the football tomorrow

gerrymac 9 10 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2008 7:48PM
Stunning flower Jo and presentation
28 Jun 2008 9:17PM
And beautiful it is. Gorgeous color and clarity is perfect. Love to you and the family.

Mona Smile
DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
28 Jun 2008 9:48PM
This is very beautiufl Johanna.
I so love flowers in their natural suroundings.
Wonderfully presented.
chrissd 10 304 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 6:04AM
thats a cracking shot Jo
29 Jun 2008 4:41PM
brilliant shot
Portknockie 12 48 Scotland
1 Jul 2008 8:15PM
Beutiful sharp detail Jo....great colours and the lighting is superb..

2 Jul 2008 10:26AM
Beautiful detail Johann, and fabulous colour too. helen x
2 Jul 2008 11:17AM
Commiserations with the football Johanna, but this is a winner, what a beautiful flower, you've done a fine job of portraying its beauty, Adrian

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